Citations identify the publishing information for the item so that it can be located again. Citations of articles often include the author, title, magazine or journal name, page numbers and publication information. Citations of web documents also include the access date. The following is an example of citation information as it appears in a database search results list in ProQuest Complete.
Click on each part of the citation information to learn more about them.
Travel Packaging on the Internet: The Impact of Pricing Information and Perceived Value on Consumer Choice.
This is the title of the article.
This is the title of the journal.
This is the publication date of the issue that the article appeared in.
This is the volume of the journal that the article appeared in.
This is the issue of the journal that the article appeared in.
These are the page numbers of the article.
This is the number of pages of the article.
A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique character string used to identify an electronic document. This permanent identifier can be used to locate a document even if the actual location of the document changes.
If you use the article in your research, you will use the citation information to create the citation for the article. The list of the sources you used when researching your paper is called a bibliography. You will list your sources in citation format and follow an established style, such as MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association) or Chicago Manual of Style. The bibliography allows others who read your work to verify facts or research the same information more easily.
You can learn more about citing sources in Module 8: Citing Sources.